Leader Plus invests in rural people. We search Serbia for leading rural changemakers, social innovators and entrepreneurs, and at the launch stage, provide these changemakers - Fellow LAGs - full Venture support for an average of three years, allowing them to focus full-time on building their institutions and spreading their ideas. We also provide our Fellows with a national and EU level support network of their peers and partnerships with professional consultants. Once elected to the Leader Plus Fellowship, Fellows benefit from this community for life.
Venture is the mechanism through which Leader Plus finds and supports Serbia’s leading rural changemakers. Leader Plus was founded on the Venture model 5 years ago, and Venture remains the heart of Leader Plus - the work upon which all of our efforts depend.
We believe that the growth of rural citizen sector in Serbia begins with the work of individual rural social innovators and entrepreneurs. These changemakers drive the sector forward, responding to new rural challenges and changing needs. They are rooted in local communities but think and act globally. They are the ultimate role models and the pillars of Leader Plus’ vision of Everyone a Changemaker™ rural Serbia.